Here are the top 118 tourist attractions to see in Phuket:

1. Patong Beach

5.0 /5

7 km
from city center
1 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Often called the party capital of Asia, Patong Beach is the most popular beach in Phuket. Known for its clean sandy shores, bold nightlife and colourful attractions, Patong Beach accommodates swimming, parasailing and other water sports during the day. At night you can check out its fantastic nightlife. From restaurants to pubs, nightclubs to Go-Go bars, you can party till late on this beach anytime throughout the year.

2. Bangla Road

4.6 /5

8 km
from city center
2 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Bangla Road or Soi Bangla is the hub of nightlife in Phuket. It is a merry 400 metre stretch of road close to Patong beach that has been cordoned off from traffic and is reserved for only walking. It has a vibrant display of bright lights, street performances, street vendors, Ping-Pong shows and much more. Loud music and cheap booze shops lend it a happy vibe. Restaurant and pubs compete for customers, as do entertainers.

3. Big Buddha

4.3 /5

14 km
from city center
3 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Big Buddha is a 45 m high statue of Buddha visible from miles away showcasing an impressive e work of craftsmanship and dedication.

4. Kata Noi Beach

3.8 /5

17 km
from city center
4 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

The white sandy beach of Kata Noi is a tucked away in a quiet, out of the way spot for those handful of people seeking peace and calmness. Tourists, in addition to the beach cuisine and massages, also enjoy a bit of surfing at this beach.

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5. Phuket Weekend Night Market

3.3 /5

9 km
from city center
5 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket Weekend Market is a popular tourist haunt with its endless display of exciting items and delicious cuisine. Tourists love to browse among the many items for sale like clothes, souvenirs and quirky accessories for very reasonable prices. It is also the perfect place to try some exotic Thai food - including fried insects!

6. Karon View Point

3.9 /5

18 km
from city center
6 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Karon View Point in south Phuket is a sought-after stop point by many tourists on their way to visiting the surrounding beaches.It offers a beautiful panoramic view over the sea, including three bays and is an ideal spot for relaxing and having a bite or two.

7. Phi Phi Islands

54 km
from city center
7 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.

8. Kata Beach

4.7 /5

15 km
from city center
8 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

One of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Kata beach is ideal for a family vacation. With its choice array of dining venues, nightclubs, shopping and beach activities, visitors are guaranteed entertainment. The island in the bay also makes for a beautiful sunset experience.

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9. Nightlife in Phuket

9 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket has evolved into a bustling town full of attractions and entertainment venues. Even though the natural beauty of this place drives a lot of tourists, the buzzing nightlife in Phuket makes it a magnet to many. The areas surrounding the beach have the best options including discos, restaurants, sundowners and great gigs.

10. James Bond Island

15,491 km
from city center
10 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

James Bond Island or locally known as Khao Phing Kan is the name given to a pair of islands situated on the West Coast of Thailand. Located in the Phang Nga Bay of Andaman Sea and about 40 meters away from the shore is another islet named Ko Tapu or Khao Tapu. The massive nail-like rock structure rising from between the water is a limestone cliff. James Bond Island is a significant and unique formation among tourist attractions. The island is famous for its natural curiosity, ideal photography opportunities, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in this region.

11. Surin Beach

4.4 /5

7 km
from city center
11 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Surin beach, also sometimes called Millionaire's Row is a celebrity favourite due to its classy resorts and hotels along the bay. The calming turquoise waters, white sand and the many beach attractions ensure a fulfilling experience to those who visit it.

12. Tiger Kingdom

4.0 /5

5 km
from city center
12 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

A sister operation of Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai, Tiger Kingdom Phuket opened on July 2013 and is only 15 mins away from Patong Beach. It is located next to the Go-Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill. Tiger kingdom is not a standard zoo; it specializes in big cats and is the world’s leading facility in encounters with this majestic animal. Here you will find Indochinese tigers of varying sizes and ages.

13. Simon Cabaret

10 km
from city center
13 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Simon Cabaret is located at 8 Sirirat Road in Phuket, Thailand. It is an intimate theatre which offers live cabaret shows by dancers in sparkly attire and head-dresses. Established in 1991, Simon Cabaret has a jaw-dropping stage design with hi-tech sound system and lighting equipment. The theatre has been providing a rich source for entertainment for its visitors.

14. Phuket FantaSea

3.6 /5

6 km
from city center
14 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket FantaSea is a state-of-the-art cultural theme park located on Kamala Beach of Phuket Island. The park includes attractions like a shopping street, a grand 4000 seat dining facility and a 3000 seat theatre, all spread over 140 acres. The restaurant serves a sumptuous dinner with excellent Thai and international cuisine. There a lot of fun-to-do activities all around the park before the main show begins.

15. Phuket Old Town

4.2 /5

10 km
from city center
15 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

The old town of Phuket is a place that takes one to the cultural walk amid all the beautiful traditional architectures and markets.

16. Karon Beach

4.7 /5

13 km
from city center
16 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Located on the west coast of Phuket, Karon Beach is the third longest beach in Phuket. Sandwiched between Patong to the north and Kata to the south it is a vast and uncrowded place for those looking for some quiet time. Karon Beach has some excellent snorkelling spots and clean crystal blue water that is a joy to swim in.

17. Phuket Elephant Park

3.0 /5

11 km
from city center
17 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Home to a variety of rescued elephants, the Phuket Elephant Park provides its visitors with an opportunity to observe and interact with these gentle creature in their natural habitat. Set in a national park, a half day tour of this sanctuary lets visitors watch elephants take mudbaths and forage amongst the green foliage, for a beautiful and heartwarming experience.

18. Nai Harn Beach

4.6 /5

20 km
from city center
18 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

With clear blue waters and smooth white sand, Nai Harn Beach is a relatively untouched beach. This vast beach is not much crowded during the high season (December to May) and has many things to offer, like souvenir shops, hotels and massage centres. One can get a relaxing massage for 300 TBH per hour or try out delicious Thai cuisine. Just find out what relaxes you from the many available varieties!

19. Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

3.8 /5

12 km
from city center
19 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

An amazing way to relish your alcohol thirst is through a short tour of Chalong Bay Rum distillery situated at Chalong Bay area of Phuket.

20. Scuba Diving in Phuket

20 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Rated amongst the top 10 diving destinations in the world, scuba diving in Phuket is an experience like no other. If you have the time, you can learn how to dive and become a certified PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) diver. Otherwise you can do the Open Water Diver Course. If you're already a PADI certified diver, you can do the Advanced Open Water Diver Course, or just participate in advance adventure dives.

21. Wat Chalong

4.5 /5

12 km
from city center
21 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

One of the most popular temples of Phuket, Chalong Wat is an impressive building almost always flocked with devotees and tourists.

22. Green Elephant Sanctuary Park

3.0 /5

5 km
from city center
22 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

The Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is a sprawling park spread over 40,000 metres. It’s in the middle of a lush green jungle with a stream running through it; the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is home to many rescued elephants from around Asia. You can learn all about the lives of these elephants before they were saved, feed them and even bathe them.

23. Freedom Beach

3.9 /5

11 km
from city center
23 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Freedom Beach is a pristine 300m stretch of white sand that is peppered with granite rocks and surrounded by lush green hills full of jungles. The unique location of Freedom Beach gives it an exceptional feel. Although it wasn't easy to access this beach earlier, it has become much simpler to go to this piece of paradise via longtail boats nowadays.

24. Snorkelling in Phuket

24 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

The island of Phuket is one of the most famous tourist destinations for snorkelling, with its beautiful beaches, clear waters as well as plentiful coral reefs and marine life. Perfect for both adventure lovers and water sports enthusiasts, snorkelling in Phuket is at the top of the must-do list for tourists.

Known as the Pearl of the Andaman Sea', Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is an ideal destination for snorkelling. It has a multitude of beaches that present excellent opportunities for snorkelling, with an abundance of coral reefs. The island is also known for its abundance of unique aquatic species, including eel and clownfish.

25. Promthep Cape

4.0 /5

22 km
from city center
25 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

The most well-known and photographed location on Phuket, Promthep Cape lies on the southernmost tip of Phuket, ahead of Rawai Beach. Popularly known as ‘Laem Promthep’ or ‘God’s Cape’, it is much more than just a tourist location to take photos. Promthep Cape has a sweeping view over the southeast and east of this island. It also has an air-conditioned lighthouse, which is also a museum.

26. Monkey Hill, Phuket

3.8 /5

9 km
from city center
26 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Toh Sae Hill or Monkey Hill is often frequented by tourists who like to spend time watching the frolicky creatures up to their mischievous antics. They can also be fed little treats, and even have been trained by a local man to perform some little tricks.

27. Koh Lanta

89 km
from city center
27 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Koh Lanta Island is renowned as the lesser-known paradise in the Andaman Sea between the Phi Phi Islands and the western coast of Thailand. It is a cluster of 52 islands, and most of them are uninhabited as well as away from the clutches of commercialization. This allows visitors to experience an authentic island experience and a relaxing vacation amidst jungles, coral reefs, balmy weather, and secluded beaches. Not only this, but at Koh Lanta you can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, getting inked, a soothing Thai massage, or just a longtail boat tour.

28. Water Sports

3.5 /5

15 km
from city center
28 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

The best way to beat the heat at Phuket and enjoy the thrill is by water sport activities available at various beaches.

29. Khao Rang Hill View Point

3.3 /5

8 km
from city center
29 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Perfect for a cosy and romantic date, the Khao Rang Hill, with its scenic beauty, viewpoint bridge and quaint restaurants, is fast becoming a tourist favourite. Some of the popular restaurants include the Tunk ka Cafe, and Khao Rang Breeze. The Wat Khao Rang Buddha temple is another attraction on the hill.

30. Jui Tui Shrine

2.7 /5

9 km
from city center
30 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Jui Tui Shrine is one of the most important temples on the island. Situated in Phuket, this grand complex features red-washed exteriors and dragons, constructed in honour of Tean Hu Huan Doy - god of dancers and performers. Throughout the history of Phuket, the temple has been serving as a ground base for locals to celebrate the good times and the bad times. While here, visitors can see other equally famous attractions, including firecracker house and fortune sticks.

31. Bang Tao Beach

4.4 /5

8 km
from city center
31 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Bang Tao Beach can be called the luxury stretch of Phuket. This tiny beach stretches for only four miles or roughly six and a half kilometres, which is entirely populated with luxury resorts and vast villas. It is on a just a few minutes' away from the quaint little town of Cherng Talay, where the primary occupation of the villagers even today is fishing, farming and rubber tapping, like their ancestors.

32. Ziplining in Phuket

32 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

The small island of Phuket offers an ideal terrain and geography to enjoy the most thrilling zipline activity. You can hover over the green landscape, around 40 metres above ground level. The bird’s eye view of the lush green rainforest is beyond incredible. Plus the activity gives you the much needed thrill and excitement.

33. Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

3.4 /5

12 km
from city center
33 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Located in a national park about 25 km south of the old Phuket town, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is worth a visit to understand, and appreciate nature. Witness the rescued gibbons live and thrive in their natural habitat, and realise the importance of wildlife conservation.

34. Siam Niramit Phuket

3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
34 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

A beautiful kaleidoscope of colours, myths and history and with over 100 artists, the Siam Niramat portrays a deep and breathtaking narrative of 700 years of Thai history and culture. The carefully recreated traditional Thai village around the theatre, with its little huts and delightful guides, as well as the dinner buffet with a variety of exotic local cuisine, adds to the experience.

35. Phuket Trickeye Museum

3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
35 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

The first Trick Eye Museum in southern Thailand, Trickeye 3D is located in Phuket Town, on the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads. It is a large two-storey building, which used to be a famous movie theatre until 2002. The most striking thing about Phuket Trickeye Museum is a feature gallery of about 100 painted and sculpted scenes using trompe-l' oeil (meaning 'deceive the eye' in French) techniques.

36. Bang Pae Waterfall

3.3 /5

11 km
from city center
36 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Among the famous waterfalls in Phuket, the picturesque Bang Pae waterfalls is situated in the east of the city in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Tourists enjoy a nice relaxed walk to the waterfall, and have a good time in the shallow streams. There are also a couple of great seafood restaurants around for having a bite.

37. Soi Dog Foundation

3.7 /5

20 km
from city center
37 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Established in 2003, the Soi Dog Foundation is home to many stray animals of Thailand, where friends of the furry creatures are allowed to drop in. It has received international acclaim for its work, particularly following the 2004 tsunami and 2011 Bangkok floods. Rescued animals are provided a loving home, and are also available for adoption.

38. Raya Island

3.6 /5

39 km
from city center
38 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Racha Islands, also known as Raya Islands is a tiny island situated 12 km south of Phuket in the Andaman Sea and is a 45-minute ride in the speedboat. Patok beach located on a long U-shaped bay with powdery white sand is the main beach. Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi are the two islands amongst which the former is the main island. The only three resorts on this island are the luxurious Racha Phuket Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort.

39. Phuket Aquarium

3.6 /5

18 km
from city center
39 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Phuket Aquarium in Cape Panwa is situated 40 kms away from the central Phuket City, near the Thai Navy's Third Area Naval Command Base. Established in 1983, Phuket Aquarium is a part of the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), spread over 20 acres of prime waterfront property on Phuket's southeast coast.

40. Phuket Weekend Market

3.8 /5

9 km
from city center
40 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

A popular landmark among locals and tourists alike, the Phuket Weekend Night Market boasts an exciting range of products and an exceptional array of delectable cuisine. Also renowned as Naka Market, both visitors and locals enjoy exploring the market for its quirky trinkets, pirated items, secondhand goods, souvenirs, and a vast collection of fashion staples, all for affordable prices. This market is also perfect for experimenting with some exotic Thai cuisine, which includes bugs and insects.

41. Mai Khao Beach

3.8 /5

21 km
from city center
41 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

The longest and the quietest of all the beaches in Phuket, Mai Khao is a great option for people seeking some quality time to spend with themselves amongst beautiful scenery. This is the closest beach from Phuket International Airport and begins right where Nai Yang Beach ends. Part of a protected national park, the beach has mostly a deserted feel to it with fewer people and vendors. Nonetheless, you will be able to spot many luxury hotels like Sala Phuket, Renaissance Phuket and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, to mention a few.

42. Ko Panyee

3.0 /5

46 km
from city center
42 out of 118
places to visit in Phuket

Koh Panyee is a tiny fishing village in the Phang Nga Province of Thailand, about an hour and a half north of Phuket City. It's approximately a 20-minute longtail boat ride from Surakul pier in Phang Nga province. A small place with only 360 families, Koh Panyee, houses only 1685 permanent residents.

FAQs on Phuket

How can I commute within Phuket?

Getting around in Phuket is quite easy with various transportation options. Beaches are small enough to be explored on foot with major number of hotels located nearby. If you want to explore the island on your own, one can always rent a car or motorbikes, which are easily available. Make sure you are an experienced driver only then rent a two-wheeler due to bad conditions of road and total disregard for traffic rules. Otherwise, two kinds of buses also ply - The blue open-air buses called •the Sangtaewê run between the main resorts and the Phuket town, while the air-conditioned micro buses plies with Phuket town area. Although itês a cheaper option but there is no particular schedule for the buses. Expect a 20-30 minutes of waiting time between two buses. Other main transportation is tuk tuks that are good for short distance travelling say about 30 minutes. Their small size makes it uncomfortable for long distance. Another cheaper option, the tuk tuk drivers charge about TBH 100 for short distance especially in resort area like Patong. Depending upon the distance and oneês haggling skills, the charges may go up to TBH 400. There are also small number of metered private taxis and air-conditioned car taxis that are a bit costly with fixed fare of TBH 50 for first two kilometers and TBH 7 per additional kilometer. Motorbike taxi is yet another option, which is available almost through the day and night some times. There wear flashy red or green jackets. Make sure to negotiate price before hand. Even though convenient, it is not a safest mode of transportation.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Phuket?

The top sightseeing places in Phuket are Patong Beach, Bangla Road, Big Buddha, Kata Noi Beach, Phuket Weekend Night Market, Karon View Point.

What are the top shopping places in Phuket?

The top shopping places in Phuket are Phuket Weekend Night Market, Phuket Weekend Market, Chillva Market.

How much does a package cost for Phuket?

The packages for Phuket start at INR 11076 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Phuket?

There are 2560 Hotels in Phuket which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Phuket are Candy House, East Brother Inn 普吉岛东哥客栈, Villa Beyond, Seductive Sunset Villa Patong A6, Baan Wanicha Bed and Breakfast Resort, Wings Villa (Hall 32). You can see all the hotels in Phuket here

What are the top activities in Phuket?

The top activities in Phuket are (All Inclusive Area) Private Phuket Airport Transfers (HKT) for Phuket and Other Areas by Oriental Holiday, (All Areas Inclusive) Private Phuket International Airport Transfers (HKT) for Phuket by Thai Rhythm, Phi Phi and Khai Islands Day Tour from Phuket , [SALE] Simon Cabaret Show, [SALE] James Bond Day Tour from Phuket by Longtail Boat, Speedboat or Big Boat, [SALE] Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Coral, or Maiton Island Day Tour from Phuket by Speedboat, Catamaran or Yacht by Oriental Holiday.
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